CHANDIGARH, SEPT 30
Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that on November 23, 2013, National Lok Adalat would be organized in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
He said this while presiding over a meeting with the Senior Officers Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory, Chandigarh here today. He directed them to issue instructions to all the officers in the field to identify maximum number of cases for disposal by way of settlement in the National Lok Adalat. It would enable the people to get rid of their disputes and prepare a state policy for the settlement of maximum number of state cases pending in the various courts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, he added.
He said that the National Lok Adalat would be organized by State Legal Services Authorities of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Punjab and Haryana High Court Legal Services Committee.
Speaking in the meeting Haryana Chief Secretary Mr. P. K. Choudhary said that Deputy Commissioners and Heads of Departments have been directed to nominate Nodal Officers for identification of maximum number of cases to be disposed in the National Lok Adalat. He said that the process of disposal of cases would be started in Haryana on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Justice Jasbir Singh, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Punjab Legal Services Authority, Mr. Justice Satish Kumar Mittal, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Haryana State Legal Services Authority, Mr. Justice Hemant Gupta, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-Chairman, U.T. legal Services Authority and Mr. Justice S.S.Saron, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Chairman of High Court Legal Services Committee.